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U.S. Sends Aircraft Carrier To Bolster Philippines Relief Efforts

The United States is sending the USS George Washington aircraft carrier and other ships to bolster relief efforts in the Philippines after a devastating typhoon killed thousands of... More The United States is sending the USS George Washington aircraft carrier and other ships to bolster relief efforts in the Philippines after a devastating typhoon killed thousands of people, U.S. officials said. The Pentagon, confirming an earlier Reuters report about the deployment, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had ordered the nuclear-power aircraft carrier and other ships "to make best speed for the Republic of the Philippines." With some 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, the George Washington brings enormous capacity to relief efforts. Officials in Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the typhoon, have said the death toll could be 10,000 in their city alone. Less

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